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Plumber is accused of laundering nearly 50 million

In a larger case complex, the Bagmandspolitiet has filed charges against a plumbing company and its owner and director for laundering 49.3 million kroner.

The large amount of money rolled through the company’s accounts in Sparekassen Vendsyssel and Lunar Way. The latter is a digital bank that cooperates with Nykredit.

Although he knew or should have known that the millions came from offenses, the director let other people and companies use his accounts as staging points, the Bagmandspolitiet claims.

The transfers had only one purpose – to hide the origin of the money, according to the indictment, which the Bagmandspolitiet has given access to.

The majority – DKK 41.5 million – was transferred to a Polish company, it appears.

The plumbing company has gone bankrupt. The director, who is in his 70s, denies guilt, and by November the court in Roskilde will assess the case.

It is part of a larger complex on money laundering for more than DKK 100 million. The first judgments handed down by the Court in Lyngby in August show that the hammer falls heavily.

In one, the defendant was a man who has a degree in financial economics and who has had problems with drugs. He let others use his temp agency and his NemID when 27 million kroner landed in his accounts in Sydbank and Lunar Way.

But the actions are far from trivial, senior prosecutor Nathalie Ghiorzi Elias has stated.

– The court has put a thick line under the fact that of course you can not just make your account and your NemID available to others who use it for money laundering of many millions of kroner.

“It costs a long prison sentence, and it is a strong warning to others who may consider this type of assistance less serious,” she said in a press release.

The owner of the temp agency was sentenced to three years and six months in prison.

In another case, a 40-year-old man was jailed for a year and a half. He had washed eight million whites in a company that did not make the big deal of itself. There were no employees and no VAT was reported.

The complex also includes two other cases to be decided by the Court in Kolding and by the Court in Frederiksberg.

Although he knew or should have known that the millions came from offenses, the director let other people and companies use his accounts as staging points, the Bagmandspolitiet claims.

The transfers had only one purpose – to hide the origin of the money, according to the indictment, which the Bagmandspolitiet has given access to.

The majority – DKK 41.5 million – was transferred to a Polish company, it appears.

The plumbing company has gone bankrupt. The director, who is in his 70s, denies guilt, and by November the court in Roskilde will assess the case.

It is part of a larger complex on money laundering for more than DKK 100 million. The first judgments handed down by the Court in Lyngby in August show that the hammer falls heavily.

In one, the defendant was a man who has a degree in financial economics and who has had problems with drugs. He let others use his temp agency and his NemID when 27 million kroner landed in his accounts in Sydbank and Lunar Way.

But the actions are far from trivial, senior prosecutor Nathalie Ghiorzi Elias has stated.

– The court has put a thick line under the fact that of course you can not just make your account and your NemID available to others who use it for money laundering of many millions of kroner.

“It costs a long prison sentence, and it is a strong warning to others who may consider this type of assistance less serious,” she said in a press release.

The owner of the temp agency was sentenced to three years and six months in prison.

In another case, a 40-year-old man was jailed for a year and a half. He had washed eight million whites in a company that did not make the big deal of itself. There were no employees and no VAT was reported.

The complex also includes two other cases to be decided by the Court in Kolding and by the Court in Frederiksberg.

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